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  • Job reference: RMS0140287

Senior Corporate Accountant

  • Sector: Commercial
  • Location: London
  • Job type: Permanent
  • Date posted: 03/04/2014
  • Time left:
    d h m s
    (02/05/14)
This vacancy has now expired.
The Company:
Our Client is a major integrated energy company employing over 78,000 people across 90 countries. They are committed to growth in the activities of finding, producing, transporting, transforming and marketing oil and gas.

The Role:
Preparation of monthly accounts under International Accounting Standards, preparation of year-end statutory and group accounts and preparation of the Statutory Finance Statement. Key responsibilities cover the following areas:
• Preparation and submission to client of monthly, quarterly and year-end P/L, Balance Sheets and financial information as per client's procedures and deadlines.
• Preparation of Companies’ financial statements.
• Complete review and reconciliation of the monthly trial balances.
• Calculate and book the monthly charges for depreciation, abandonment and under/overlift.
• Run, review and fully reconcile the monthly capitalisation report.
• Critically review the financial results, ensuring that all major balances are supported by reconciliations.
• Perform the evaluation of shareholdings.
• Run the monthly Cost Allocation procedure and Payroll Interface.
• To study and implement IAS/IFRS Accounting principles/treatments in the Company (including training of Finance resources)
• Audit Financial Statements.
• To be responsible for the set up of vendor and customer master data in SAP.
• To provide support to other teams within the department as required.
• To perform ad hoc duties as required.

Main Accountabilities and Responsibilities:
• For all the Companies included in the UK Business Unit prepare, analyse and submit to client:
• Monthly P/L.
• Quarterly complete Actuals (P/L, B/S,).
• Year End complete Financial Statements and detailed analyses of selected items, according to client and US Accounting Principles.
• To ensure that the Reporting and all requested information are provided to client according to the deadlines.
• To ensure that the year-end financial reporting is consistent with accounting data.
• To prepare monthly trial balance under International Accounting Standards.
• To prepare quarterly Trial Balance for O.N.S.
• To prepare the year-end statutory accounts and financial statements.
• To prepare monthly reconciliations and accounting schedules for designated accounts, including intercompany accounts.
• To calculate monthly depreciation, abandonment and under/overlift charges and adjustments using actual production data. Calculation of depreciation for Fixed Assets.
• To control and maintain the Fixed Assets register.
• To assist in the preparation of the monthly reporting to the Parent Company.
• To assist and answer queries from internal and external Auditors.
• To perform the evaluation of Shareholdings.
• To book, monitor and reconcile accruals (including Opex and Capex) and prepayments, be responsible for Inventory accounting and Logistics accounting and run cutback.
• To participate and control non-statutory audit work such as OPS, G&A, Debenture Loan Stock.
• To review the booking of Head Office entries and co-ordinate the preparation of the year-end accounts for the UK-resident Companies having stable organisation outside the UK.
• To set up and change vendor and customer and general ledger master data as required.
• To perform various ad-hoc accounting duties as required.
• To control and run the cost allocation procedure.
• To assist the Corporate Accounting Controller in the maintenance of the Cost Allocation Procedure in order to minimise the Unabsorbed Internal Costs and to guarantee the correct representation of the figures into the Reporting System.
• To ensure adherence to the Company’s Health, Safety & Environment policies, procedures and standards.
• To fully comply with company's Code of Ethics and Law 231 principles
Main Interfaces:

INTERNAL:
• Works closely with the other Finance sections.
• Liaison with Technical departments in respect to data collection

EXTERNAL:
• Liaison with internal and external Auditors

Essential Skills / Qualifications:
• Degree qualified in Accounting, Economics, Business Management or equivalent.
• Qualification in one of the professional Accounting bodies (e.g. CA, CIMA or ACCA) preferred.
• Knowledge of Excel and Word. Knowledge of SAP.
• Previous relevant experience in a similar role/position required. Oil and Gas Industry experience preferable.
• Previous ‘Big Four’ experience would be desirable.

Desirable Skills / Qualifications:
• Good communication and interpersonal skills.
• Ability to prioritise work and meet strict and changing priorities and deadlines.
• Ability to work independently and as part of a team.
• Flexible and proactive
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